Our DIESEL TECHNOLOGY program combines classroom theory
with hands-on training in our state-of-the-art shop designed to simulate and prepare students for real-world work environments.


As an AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY student at Oklahoma Technical College you will flourish under the guidance of our skilled ASE Certified Master Technician instructors.

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As little as
8 1/2 months




On campus in Tulsa, OK


Diploma, Degree

Program Overview

The Diesel Technology program at Oklahoma Technical College is all about learning through doing. As a student, you will learn to inspect, diagnose, repair, and conduct failure analysis and preventative maintenance inspections.

In just eight and a half months you'll be fully trained for a new career in an in-demand industry working on diesel engines of all sizes. Our students gain skills and understanding in the areas of electronic circuits, cooling systems, truck brake systems, steering and drive trains, hydraulics, trailer service and inspecation, converters, and alignment.

Get your hands dirty in our fully stocked shop with two full size big rigs for you to work on, along with multiple diesel engines for you to learn with. We feel that the best way for you to become career ready is to develop your skills in a hands-on environment similar to what you'll experience when you begin your new career.

Upon program completion you will receive a kit full of tools to help set you up in your new career including a Snap-On Blue Point tool chest, sockets, wrenchs, power tools, and more, you will be ready for anything on day one.



Get your hands dirty with hands-on learning sessions in our fully functioning auto shop as you work on our in-house fleet of vehicles. You will have time in the shop each day for hands-on learning, preparing you to enter the workforce with the confidence to handle real-life situations in the automotive industry.


Will I be able to find a job?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of diesel service mechanics and technicians is projected to grow by


jobs in the next ten years.

How will I pay for school?

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. We offer many in-house scholarships and will help you every step of the way during every step of the way during the federal application process.

What will I be able to do?

Upon completion of the Diesel Technology program you will be qualified to work on diesel engines of all types: cars, big rigs, boats, heavy equipement, and more! Entrepreneurial spirit? The Associates of Occupation Science degree will get you on the path to owning your own business.


Sample Course Listing

  • Electrical Theory
  • Suspension Systems
  • Steering Systems
  • Machining Rotors
  • Auto Transmissions
  • Clutches & Drive Lines
  • Emission Systems
  • Engine Control Systems
  • Clutches
  • Drive Lines
  • HVAC Principles
  • Hydraulic Systems
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